wbox man page

wbox — HTTP testing tool and configuration-less HTTP server

Synopsis

wbox <url> [ options ]
wbox servermode webroot <path> [serverport <portnumber> (def 8081)]

Description

wbox aims to help you having fun while testing HTTP related stuff. You can use it to perform many tasks, including the following:

- Benchmarking how much time it takes to generate content for your web application.

- Web server and web application stressing.

- Testing virtual domains configuration without the need to alter your local resolver.

- Use it as a configuration-less HTTP server to share files!

Options

<number>
Stop after <number> requests
compr
Send Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate in request
showhdr
Show the HTTP reply header
dump
Show the HTTP reply header + body
silent
Don't show status lines
head
Use the HEAD method instead of GET
http10
Use HTTP/1.0 instead of HTTP/1.1
close
Close the connection after reading few bytes
host <hostname>
Use <hostname> as Host: field in HTTP request
timesplit
Show transfer times for different data chunks
wait <number>
Wait <number> seconds between requests. Default 1.
clients <number>
Spawn <number> concurrent clients (via fork()).
referer <url>
Send the specified referer header.
cookie <name> <val>
Set cookie name=val, can be used multiple times.
maxclients <number>
Max concurrent clients in server mode (default 20).
-h or --help
Show this help.
-v
Show version.

Usage Examples

wbox wikipedia.org (simplest, basic usage)

wbox wikipedia.org 3 compr wait 0 (three requests, compression, no delay)

wbox wikipedia.org 1 showhdr silent (just show the HTTP reply header)

wbox wikipedia.org timesplit (show splitted time information)

wbox 1.2.3.4 host example.domain (test a virtual domain at 1.2.3.4)

wbox servermode webroot /tmp/mydocuments (Try it with http://127.0.0.1:8081)

Tutorial

Wbox is trivial to use but, in order to understand better what wbox is and how to use it, you may want to read the Tutorial inside the /usr/share/doc/wbox/ directory.

Author

wbox was written by Salvatore 'antirez' Sanfilippo <antirez@gmail.com>.

This manual page was written by Alberto Furia <straluna@email.it>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).

Info

December 10, 2009